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‘Choose Jesus’ is theme for Bible school

Staff writer

Almost 150 children from Marion and surrounding communities participated in a community vacation Bible school last week at Marion Elementary School.

Sponsored by six churches — Marion Christian, Presbyterian, Valley United Methodist, Eastmoor United Methodist, Aulne United Methodist, and Emmanuel Baptist — the event was coordinated by Lisa Wesner.

Various age groups rotated among music, story, and craft rooms, and children had a morning snack each day.

Friday’s session concluded with a public program and a hotdog lunch. An offering of $1,124 was collected for a nonprofit named Feeding the Orphans, which claims that $1 feeds one orphan for one day.

“That’s the highest offering we’ve had in the past 10 or so years,” Wesner said. “We had a lot of kids, and the week went really well.”

Last modified June 15, 2017